Well, I didn't intend to be gone that long! Amazing how the days fly by!
Let's time travel back to...Thursday!
- Dress - no label, vintage 70s, thrifted; last seen here (2nd outfit) in January with caramel boots
- Shoes - Big Presence Desmond, Fluevog; last seen here (2nd outfit) for an art attack at the Gallery earlier this month
- Necklace, bracelet, earrings - all Renoir, all vintage 60s, all thrift fairs
- Cuff - Renoir, vintage 60s, Grandma J
- Rings - vintage fair
I got home rather late (and somewhat pickled), and crashed into bed. Another day of work to go?
- Dress - Banana Republic, thrifted; last seen here with green and gold in November 2014
- Boots - 1883 Lucchesse, consignment; last worn here (2nd outfit) for some shopping in late February
- Obi - local, gift from L
- Scarf - Sacha, vintage 70s
- Ring - Uffizi Gallery gift shop
After work on Friday, I felt like a quick bout of retail therapy, since I spent most of Friday with a titch of a headache. I'm sure it wasn't the wine, heh heh.
I popped into the WIN Warehouse store, and discovered that they had a special promotion for Friday the 13th: if you wrote down a quote from a horror movie, you got another 25% off. My quote was, "Heeerrrre's Johnny!" from The Shining.
I finally found a turquoise suede pencil skirt!
Check it out, I found the inspector label (it was made in Canada).
As I've mentioned before, I'm having major love for the styles of the 1970s, including this fab maxi skirt.
It's by Mister Leonard, and was made in Canada.
I debated over this, then decided, "What the heck!"
The colours! This is by Helene Strasser, and it's made in West Germany. That actually dates it nicely, since we know when the Wall came down.
The full deal:
|Someone is coming to investigate!
I also spotted this lovely orange leather studded cuff.
After a rousing evening of Arkham Horror, L and I got up bright and early to go for breakfast.
- Dress - Kensie, consignment; last worn here (way down, 4th outfit) in February for another thrift shopping expedition
- Boots - Ash; last seen here in the same outfit as that dress!
- Earrings - local
The Officer wanted to go out on the deck before we left.
|"Open the door, woman! I have crows to chirp at!"
My first stop on my thrifting adventure was the St. Vincent de Paul. I always find one or two good things there. Like these funky metallic sandals!
Someone must have had a major closet clean-out. There were oodles of Fairweather clothes, all from around the mid-90s to early 00s. I used to work at Fairweather, which was a classy Canadian mall chain for many decades (kind of like Banana Republic) so these were sentimental to me.
This lovely black wool blend camisole caught my eye.
I might not wear this crocheted cami a ton, but I love the colour and the shape of it.
I loved the mod 60s look of this zip-front cardigan.
From the SVdeP, I walked up to the Hospice Store. This store is closing (boo) after several years - their lease is up, and I'm sure it was difficult to run a profitable business here. They had a customer appreciation day on (they close next week), with 60% minimum off on all goods.
I found this lovely silk chiffon blouse.
Look at that beadwork!
I had tried these pants on during a previous visit, and there they still were!
They are silk and wool, and are by Talbots, although I am sure they "borrowed" this lock and key print idea from Dolce & Gabbana's lock and key print that I saw when I was in Rome.
Fresh off those two exciting finds, I trundled up to the WIN Boutique a few blocks away.
I've been looking for cardis to go over tanks and spring/summer dresses, and loved the wonderful yellowy-green of this one. Peridot, the cool kids call it.
I couldn't believe this awesome denim jacket was in the "regular" (non-boutique) section:
Look at the buttons!
I'm sure that if this skirt still had its brand label on it, it would have been in the boutique section.
Saturday night was more chillin', getting ready for the Grand Sunday Adventure!
- Top - Jeanne Bekker, consignment; last seen here (way down after the travel pics) in February with greys
- Skirt - Danier, thrifted; last worn here in May 2014 with chunky turquoise
- Boots - Aerosoles, consignment; last seen here in December 2014 with a telltale heart
- Necklace - Club Monaco
- Studded cuff - homegrown vintage 80s
- Leather cuff - Guess, thrifted
- Earrings - local
One of the draw prizes at my company's big Christmas gala was a limo ride for 8. I really wanted to win it, but I was still excited for my coworker and his wife to enjoy it. A few days later, he came up to me and insisted I take it, just for me, to thank me. I nearly cried.
Vizzini was not too pleased to have me gone all day.
|"Ignore that twitchy tail!"
They set the bar up for us.
Just to explain why every shot has us clutching our travel mugs!
Laughing Cat and Vero.
But look at our snuggly little limo cave!
And now for some blurry shots of the local exciting landmarks.
We drove all over - we had a full 2 hours!
This is some of the lovely spring blooms that we couldn't really see.
Coming around Ross Bay.
Many brave souls ventured out.
|"La la, I'm in my limo, and you are wet."
We stopped for a bathroom break at the swanky Oak Bay Beach Hotel.
We just waltzed in like we owned the place.
|Vero and Caro
Unlimited Woman Awards in 2013.
My gorgeous babes...
I took this one, then one of the guests volunteered to take our pictures.
Our wonderful chauffeur Bob.
We went down to Cadboro Bay Beach.
And we went through the University of Victoria.
Pretty pink blossoms everywhere.
My favourite picture of the whole day.
Nearly done, past the Parliament Buildings (which are actually the Legislature, or the Ledge if you're local, also known as the Rockpile).
And final pics with Bob before we continued with our merriment and men.
Randall grabbed my camera.
Jordan and Katrina, I can't thank you both enough. This was a wonderful time - one of the best days I've ever had. Thank you!
So, after all that, getting out of bed and getting my mojo back in the groove was no mean feat!
No new items - no time to get them put together into outfits yet, so an outfit that was "in waiting". Why not go blue?
- Jacket - vintage 50s, Tricot d'Or, thrifted; last seen here in January with an uncommon amount of black
- Skirt - Plum, thrifted; last worn here in May 2014 with Chinoiserie
- Shoes - Feet First; last seen here in August 2014 with grass green
- Belt - Danier
- Earrings - local
- Ring - Scotland, 1996
- Lapis Lazuli ring - Wendy Brandes
And now...it's taken me over 2 hours to write this post! And I am sore and tired from the gym, and I need to go... Back tomorrow!